If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been reviewing a lot of classic books lately. Now, I’m a fan of classics, some of them are my favorites, but I’m getting a bit burnt out on them, to be honest! But, I have to keep reading them, because they’re technically part of my job as a teacher!
I mentioned a month or two ago that I picked up extra classes to teach next semester: three to be exact – American Literature, World Literature, and Algebra II. The Algebra is easy: the preparation for that one is a piece of cake and I’ll get it done pretty quickly! The lit classes… well… about nine books for each class, times two classes… That’s eighteen books for me to read (because I like to read every book whether or not I’ve read it before), plus drafting the syllabuses and choosing discussion questions and topics for homework.
It’s even worse when I have all of these waiting for me:
Let’s list them, shall we?
- Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, and City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
- Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth
- The Host by Stephanie Meyer
- The Goddess Test (not pictured – sister’s reading it!) and Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
- The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
- The Hunger Games by Susan Collins (I’ve already read this one, but on ebook, and I needed to own a paperback version!)
- Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
- I Couldn’t Love You More by Jillian Medoff
- The Department of Lost and Found by Allison Winn Scotch
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
- Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rossnay
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
- She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
- Time Traveler’s Never Die by Jack McDevitt
- Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
When I finish my “school” books, which of my fun books should I start with?